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Sharp pain near belly button after eating, pain 7 scale 1- 10. Can't lay down. Constipated. What to do?

Sharp pain near belly button after eating, pain 7 scale 1- 10. Can't lay down. Constipated. What to do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I had a C-section 5.5 weeks ago and I have a sharp pain near my belly button it worsens when I press on it or lay on it what can this be?

I had a C-section 5.5 weeks ago and I have a sharp pain near my belly button it worsens when I press on it or lay on it what can this be?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I am a regular runner and I'm good shape. Suddenly now while running I have a sharp pain near my belly button to my right side. My stomach feels bloat?

I am a regular runner and I'm good shape. Suddenly now while running I have a sharp pain near my belly button to my right side. My stomach feels bloat?

May need ultrasound: Given your age and symptoms, this points to a gynecological issue, perhaps an ovarian cyst. There are other non-gynecological diagnosis also, such as a urinary tract problem, such as stone or infection, or even a GI or musculoskeletal disorder. If the symptoms persist, I would see your gynecologist first, who can order some test, including an ultrasound to see if something can be pinpointed. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in my belly button?

Why do I have sharp pain in my belly button?

Sharp pains: Don't know answer is too big for vague pain but if it gets worse go to er! ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind belly button, why is this?

Pain is non specific: Symptom of tissue insult. It means lots of things and is difficult to tell you specific diagnosis or problem based on this limited information. You could have problem with you intestine, pancreas, genitourinary system. You need to be seen by your doc and have thorough evaluation and investigation. Good luck. ...Read more

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My belly button has a sharp pain to it. What is this?

My belly button has a sharp pain to it. What is this?

Belly button pain: There can be many different causes of belly button pain. Skin rashes can involve yeast and this dermatitis, herpes simplex virus can cause a painful rash, and bacterial infections can cause pain. If someone is overly cleaning the umbilicus with q-tips and cleansers it can start to hurt. Some serious intestinal problems can refer pain to the belly button so see your doctor if it's not a rash. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain near the left side of my belly button?

Many possibilities: If your pain doesn't go away, see your doctor for an exam and history. Abdominal pain has many causes, from simply excess gas, muscle cramps or strain, to hernias. A good history and physical exam will reassure you, and help come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

Lots of things: There is a long list of things that can cause abdominal pain. Unless this was just there for a few minutes and went away I would suggest getting in to see your primary care provider relatively soon. If it is there and hasn't gone away you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain by left belly button it's short lived and happens every now and then?

What causes sharp pain by left belly button it's short lived and happens every now and then?

Muscle pain: The most likely answer is some sort of muscular spasm causing the pain. There is also the possibility of a small umbilical hernia that could periodically cause some sharp pains. If the pain becomes severe and is associated with nausea, vomiting or fever, see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain radiating from belly button to right side. No pain when pressing on area. Possible causes?

I have sharp pain radiating from belly button to right side. No pain when pressing on area. Possible causes?

Need More Info: Need more detailed info on your menstrual cycle and the character and type of pain. The most important diagnosis to exclude is Appendicitis and tubal pregnancy. This best done with a check up at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my right side right across same level as my belly button and it's on and off for 3 months or more?

Multiple reasons: Your pain could be related to gall bladder (gall stones) kidney stones, or intestinal problems. These r the main ones though other possibilities are there. Possible abdominal us after thorough checkup, lab work might be needed. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my belly button like its ripping or is being pulled. Can you tell me what's wrong with my belly button??

I have a sharp pain in my belly button like its ripping or is being pulled. Can you tell me what's wrong with my belly button??

Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. ...Read more

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While lifting something heavy today I got a sharp pain right side of my belly button. It still hurts sharp pain once in awhile.

While lifting something heavy today I got a sharp pain right side of my belly button. It still hurts sharp pain once in awhile.

Muscle Strain: Probably a muscle strain. In obese individuals with lax abdominal wall can also cause hernia. In that case a swelling will be noted. If your symptoms do not resolve in few days see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my belly button and it feels like something is pulling it from the inside. What is the cause of this pain?

Umbilical hernia: Most likely cause of your symptoms is an umbilical hernia with fat caught in it. Do you notice a bulge in the umbilicus? A simple physical exam should determine if you have a hernia. ...Read more

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